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Student Research Showcase 2012

The Earth Institute, Columbia University was proud to support student research in the areas of environment and sustainable development at the annual Student Research Showcase on April 27, 2012. Student interns, research assistants and travel grant recipients, and their Faculty and Research Advisors, were honored for their research contributions that ranged in topics from biodiversity, urban planning, earth sciences to international development.

A total of seventy undergraduate, graduate, and PhD students received funding to support their projects. Research was conducted at various Earth Institute Centers, Millennium Villages in Africa, and across the globe, with students traveling to the Middle East, South America, Asia, and Central America.

A short video about students’ experience researching and addressing current environmental and sustainable development issues was shown at the Student Research Showcase, and included an introduction by Professor Jeffrey Sachs.

Students discuss research outcomes after video presentation.
Students discuss research outcomes after video presentation.
Students discuss research outcomes after video presentation.
Students discuss research outcomes after video presentation.
Students discuss research outcomes after video presentation.
Students discuss research outcomes after video presentation.
Students discuss research outcomes after video presentation.
Students discuss research outcomes after video presentation.
Students discuss research outcomes after video presentation.
Students discuss research outcomes after video presentation.
Banner featuring a collage of extreme heat images.

Recent record-breaking heat waves have affected communities across the world. The Extreme Heat Workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners to advance the state of knowledge, identify community needs, and develop a framework for evaluating risks with a focus on climate justice. Register by June 15

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